History Speakers

Our historian author speakers illuminate the biographies of some of the most significant figures in history, revealing larger perspectives on the past so that we may better shape the future.

Ron Chernow

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life and Alexander Hamilton

Joseph J. Ellis

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and presidential historian. Author of Founding Brothers and Revolutionary Summer

Fredrik Logevall

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War and Vietnam War historian

Candice Millard

New York Times-bestselling author and former National Geographic journalist

T.J. Stiles

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, American historian and author of Custer's Trials

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Deborah Blum

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Thomas Cahill

New York Times-bestselling historian and author of Heretics and Heroes

Thomas Dyja

Author of The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of Stamped From The Beginning

Aaron Mahnke

Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore

Robert K. Massie

Internationally renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

David Nasaw

Award-winning biographer and New York Times-bestselling author of The Patriarch and Andrew Carnegie

Lynne Olson

Award-winning writer and journalist, and author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days

Robert B. Reich

Former Secretary of Labor, economist, and New York Times-bestselling author

Jeff Shaara

New York Times-bestselling author of historical and military fiction

Hampton Sides

Award-winning editor of Outside magazine and the author of In the Kingdom of Ice

Protected: Timothy Snyder

Historian, professor at Yale University and author of Bloodlands, On Tyranny, and The Road to Unfreedom

Neil Swidey

Award-winning journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea, and specialist in risk and safety

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns